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1001 one night stands.

2017/06/10

     “Chiefs and sons of chiefs may speak the words, but the Evil One’s tongue would surely turn to fire. I will begin, and you shall finish: Ee’d plebnista norkohn forkohn perfectunun…”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-06-09) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Two words: Connie Francis, singing in Italian, for most of the musical breaks. Those songs were on 45s in the jukebox in my grandparents’ Italian restaurant when I was little, and they still play inside my head and inform my life. Torero, for example: “I never keel him –only if he gets in my way. Torero, torero, olé!”

Besides all that, though, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Take note of these happy young people in love. It’s like the Jews say: The whole /world/ isn’t crazy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74pgM1Ddo-I

Ancient Japanese myths in the style of modern fashion illustrations.
https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/tina-jiang-nsfw-nightmare-fashion-illustrations-japanese-myths

“Maybe ve dun’t alvays be knowink who ve are.” Oedipus, a short animated film by Paul Driessen.
https://www.nfb.ca/film/oedipus/

It’s really a phantom traffic snake eating oncoming cars at one end and pooping them out the other.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHzzSao6ypE

Elton John and Bernie Taupin asked people to make music videos for their early popular songs. Here’s a playlist of what came up. I only watched the first one, but if they’re all /that/ good, then wow. (It’s Tiny Dancer, in case the order changes.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYcyacLRPNs&list=RDyYcyacLRPNs

How to argue with your partner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQmqMZ-1v7c

How to make an ellipse.
http://rebloggy.com/post/gif-animation-science-mathematics-ellipse/66527207948

How to play with four-dimensional toys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t4aKJuKP0Q

It’s big and it’s hot, I’ll give it that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_MfbxLhwEU

The year 2000. The distant future.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/06/08/things-to-come-7/

The full set.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:France_in_XXI_Century_(fiction)

How to turn a bolt with a robot hand made of four coordinated flexible penises, in case you’re ever in that situation and need to know.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/796914934714011652

How to win approval.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2gVHKDSuv0

Can you even imagine /anyone/ in the entire Trump administration hellscape/painbox/shitshow genuinely enjoying the company of children?
https://theawl.com/obama-kids-ac08cad51970

The story of the inner Tantric Barney.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhLN5QUbZAU

Speaking of Barney, I recommend the film /Death To Smoochy/.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_to_Smoochy

And the Paul Theroux book /Milroy the Magician/.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millroy_the_Magician

And from there, the film /The Prestige/, featuring David Bowie as Nikola Tesla.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prestige_(film)

How not to rant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaDPUqL1x4E

Spongebob sings War Pigs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkwmSvWMwYI

Inside the fake news media.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40881-fake-news-media

North, forward and then backward.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgRV6exJMCs

An ad made of active water for something called Active Water.
https://vimeo.com/216359462

Peanut puree and fruit confiture topped with pane bianco.
https://wronghands1.com/2016/12/02/everyday-foodie-menu/

Robotic 6-axis 3D printing. Like a spider.
https://vimeo.com/117134365

Infinite zooms into fruit, doughnuts, butter, etc.
https://konczakowski.tumblr.com/

Fairey-Ford tesselation and circle packing.
http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~fbonahon/STML49/FareyFord.html

Octopus erotica, and also frogs, snails, a giant mushroom-like dick, and a fish. But mostly octopockles, like in Pogo, where Howland Owl cries out, “HALP! OCTOPOCKLES DONE GOT ME!” (It’s a cute baby octopus sitting on his head.)
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/octopussy_the_tentacle_erotica_of_yuji_moriguchi

There’s a fad now, it turns out, for using video game engines to simulate simple battles. 20 T-rexes against 1000 chickens, that sort of thing. Here’s 10,000 U.S. soldiers (with unlimited ammunition) against 50,000 Roman soldiers armed with only swords.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQ8LfOiz5Q

Surprise!
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/27/Surprise/

Roy Zimmerman. A marriage like they had in the bible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXlzkuFBJ7s

A little perspective. “This is 80646160110.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42XcN52xEfU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UaZpwe4zEU

“Fucker, you better /sit down and be good, now./”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toXNMgtfRsU

Overtone polyphonic singing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKbaKN9Hu_U

Apparently it’s a thing. Here’s another expert doing it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eh3HRuC2V8

The 1933 Besler steam-powered biplane. It was said to be so quiet you could hear the pilot muttering alphabetical order to himself as he flew low above the esplanade and dropped mail into your basket.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw6NFmcnW-8

And a time-lapse Porche engine teardown and rebuild, featuring Mr. Gray, Mr. Plaid, and Mr. Blue-Arms.
https://vimeo.com/218975451

 

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